September 27, 2022
As of October 1, 2022, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit will no longer provide Land Control services on behalf of 19 municipalities in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. This change is based on a decision by our Board of Health in February 2022 and will allow Health Unit staff to focus resources on its primary public health mandate, outlined by Ontario Public Health Standards, and continue to work through the agency’s recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Health Unit has been providing services under PART VIII of the Ontario Building Code for 19 of 22 municipalities in Lanark, Leeds and Grenville since 1998. These services include: review and approval of applications for septic system permits, installation inspections, file searches, sewage system maintenance inspections, review of subdivision plans and severances.
The following is a list of municipalities that will provide in-house services and be the principal authority for inspection services and permit issuance for septic systems less than 10,000 litres per day moving forward. A map can also be found on our website:
- Regions that will be providing an in-house “one stop shop” service:
- The townships of Mississippi Mills, Beckwith, Lanark Highlands, Town of Carleton Place and Tay Valley Township have designated Mississippi-Rideau Septic System Office as their principal authority for inspection services under PART VIII of the Ontario Building Code. The Town of Smiths Falls and Municipality of North Grenville will be serviced by Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Septic System Office. Septic approval information and forms for these Conservation Authority Septic System Offices can be found here.
- Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, Augusta, Elizabethtown-Kitley and Front of Yonge have designated South Nation Conservation Authority as their principal authority for inspection services under PART VIII of the Ontario Building Code
- Rideau Lakes Township will provide shared services for the Township of Athens
Please note: the Health Unit will carry out all inspection work for permits received or extended on or before September 30, 2022. Permits will have one year from the date of issuance, no later than the end of 2023. These inspections will be completed over the next year by our Part VIII staff.
For more information about Land Control and Sewage services and maintenance, please visit the Sewage and Land Control page on our website, or you can call 1-800-660-5853. You can also e-mail us at [email protected] or connect with @LGLHealthUnit on Facebook and Twitter or @lglhealthunit.z on Instagram.
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